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Old April 7th, 2015, 08:24 PM   #141
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Progress on new New Street station:

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Another look at the cladding. Work continued above the bridge link on Easter Monday, which suggests they are behind schedule.

New Street Gateway project by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Old April 10th, 2015, 02:31 PM   #142
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Official from Network Rail:

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Birmingham New Street station to feature state-of-the-art external advertising screens
Wednesday 8 Apr 2015



The redeveloped Birmingham New Street is to be one of the first stations in the country to feature state-of-the-art advertising screens above all of its main entrances.

The content for the screens – known as media eyes which will fill the eye-shaped spaces above the station’s three main entrances - will include community information from the Birmingham area as well as commercial advertising. The screens can also be used to display station messaging in emergency situations.

Chris Montgomery, Birmingham New Street project director said: “The three eye-shaped screens are a unique part of the station’s redevelopment and will be an innovative and iconic part of the project. The media eyes will have full motion picture media content which will bring even more vibrancy and movement to this modern, state-of-the-art station”

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Old April 12th, 2015, 08:40 PM   #143
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More on city centre extension:

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Update from the Livery St Viaduct between Water St and Gt Charles St, all photos taken from on board a tram heading into Snow Hill.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Old April 12th, 2015, 08:42 PM   #144
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Took these from Stephenson Street, before I decided to get a train to Barnt Green.



The view of Stephenson Place is blocked off.

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Old April 16th, 2015, 05:59 PM   #145
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More on city centre extension:

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Work has restarted on Stephenson Place with Red and White barriers pushed right up to the remaining pavement and stretching across New St, and in a short period of time most of the remaining road surface was broken up and removed.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Old April 25th, 2015, 12:31 PM   #147
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More on city centre extension:

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A selection of photos from yesterday showing progress on the Livery Street viaduct.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Foundation plinth for a new traction pole.
Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Also on New Street station redevelopment:

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Navigation Street façade update

View from the top of Brunel Street



View from Pinfold Street




Navigation Street views




The unclad footbridge behind the blue fences corner of Navigation Street and Hill Street






Seen from Hill Street

And video from ITV:

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Old April 28th, 2015, 09:08 PM   #149
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Three updates on city centre extension:

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Work on cladding the planters along Bull St is taking ages to complet, It's stop and go most of the time.
Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

An interlocked pattern to the block paving has been achieved at Snow Hill.
Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

At the junction of Corporation and Bull Streets a herringbone pattern has been applied, this looks by far the best of the paving thats been laid.
Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Stored rails ready to be installed, probably on Stephenson Place.
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Contractors cutting up the old metal gas main on the outbound section on Corporation St.

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And just for fun:

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Bus driver takes a wrong turn and becomes the last unofficial bus to drive along the tramway, on upper Bull and Corporation Streets.


Midland Metro Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Midland Metro Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Old April 30th, 2015, 10:22 PM   #151
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More on city centre extension:

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Utility works have been completed at the junction of Ethel, Stephenson and Pinfold Streets.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Red and White barriers have been erected along the west end of Stephenson St, creating a new work area. I'm in a bit of a quandary here, will the tram line be classed as outbound to Edgbaston, once it leaves New St Station?

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Fenced off route to the exchange car park.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Another new work area, for the inbound track to New St Station!

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Drainage ducts being installed on Corporation St, along with the track bed being marked and pegged out. note the thickness of the track bed on the left of the photo.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Work to remove the old kerb stones and paving as begun on another new work site on the out bound Corporation Curves.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Viewed from Bull Street.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

The inbound track is now used as a route for contractors and delivery vehicles.

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New rails are being installed on the Snow Hill Viaduct which takes them to the end of Snowhill One.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

A new pattern to the paving, a thin strip of paving between each course.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

The rails change here from grooved rail to flat bottom rail, it should also denote where the paving ends and the grassed section starts.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

A close up view, It's also the first time they have used pandol clips to secure the rails, instead of a second concrete pour, the original soil will be returned, and probably reseeded.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

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From Express and Star:

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Wolverhampton tram extension stays on track
April 24, 2015 2:59 pm



Plans to extend Wolverhampton’s tram line from St George’s to the railway station are progressing

Centro has sent further environmental information to the Secretary of State for Transport.

Under the plans, the Metro extension will join the existing tram line near the junction of Dudley Street and Garrick Street, running north on Pipers Row, east along Railway Drive, and ending just before the railway station

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More on city centre extension:

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Here are some more photos of the Midland Metro extension taken today:-

Midland Metro extension - Stephenson Place by Ade, on Flickr

Midland Metro extension - Snowhill by Ade, on Flickr

Midland Metro extension - Snowhill by Ade, on Flickr

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The Red and White barriers have been removed from around the steps leading up into Colmore Sq, the gap between the rails as been temporarily filled in with asphalt.
Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Looks like unexpected problems on Bull St, probably the remains of an old cellar!
Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Base for the OLE traction pole, outside House of Fraser.
Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Most of the tracks on Stephenson Place have now received the second concrete pour.
Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Stephenson Place/Street this morning:-

Midland Metro extension - Stephenson Place by Ade, on Flickr

Midland Metro extension - Stephenson St by Ade, on Flickr

Midland Metro extension - Stephenson St by Ade, on Flickr
And on New Street station redevelopment:

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More on city centre extension:

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One of Stephenson Place, taken after I left Birmingham New Street Station via the Navigation Street bridge and then went onto the Moor Street link bridge.

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A few photos from the last couple of days, starting from the location of the 2nd crossover on Stephenson Street.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Steve Hyde, aka Freel07, better known as one of the best Manchester Metrolink photographer, went recently to Birmingham to take some shots of city centre extension:

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A few photos taken today by a foreigner to these parts!

Whilst in Birmingham for a meeting and having a few minutes spare to catch my train home I took a few shots on Stephenson Street. Nothing much different obviously from the excellent regular updates from more local sources but here goes anyway.

The site of the headshunt / start of the route to Centenary Square

P1110741 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

The first pour of the Wolverhampton bound track slab between the stop and the turnback crossover.

P1110742 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110746 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Nothing new here

P1110745 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

or here, but its the first time I've seen it since the fences went.

P1110747 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110748 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr


Surface concrete being laid round Stephenson Street / Stephenson Place corner

P1110751 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110752 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

I then had to run to catch my train back north.
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And some more on city centre extension from metrogogo:

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Have all of the barriers now come away up by upper Bull Street/Colmore Row now? now?

No. Red and White barriers remain in place on Colmore Row, workers are doing some work to the pavement close to the planters in this area.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Red and White barriers have been replaced by heras fencing at the top end of Bull St where the first planter to be clad is located.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Work has recommenced to clad the planters on Bull St.

Birmingham tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Heras fencing is also used around paving works along Corporation St.

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A few photos of the final surface pour on Stephenson Place.

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

Birmingham Tramway Extension by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Also on New Street station rebuilding:

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Some quick shots as I was passing through from the Bullring (trying to avoid the Pride Parade which caused traffic problems on the buses).


Bullring link bridge view - not much change



But the temporary tunnel through Grand Central has changed.

Exposed ceilings (sorry these were quick shots)










Carphone Warehouse and Holland & Barrett behind bars



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More on city centre extension progress around Snow Hill station:

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Took the train up to Snow Hill station today.

I noticed there seemed to be few photos from the actual station platform of the metro works so here are a couple.

I am no expert on these things, but there did still seem to be a fair bit of work to do up there.

Below, in this first photo the tram has gone past me and is going in to Snow Hill station. The new line will be to the left of the existing line.



Below, in this second photo I am looking away from Snow Hill station as a tram arrives. I assume the new track will spur off to the left somewhere near where the tram is now.

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